Can Blesseds be Confirmation Saints/Names?


#1

My wife is my nephew's sponsor for his upcoming confirmation. Her and I compiled a list of Saints and Blesseds he would possibly be interested in. He chose Bl. John Paul II. Today his Faith Formation teacher told him that the Holy Father is "not a real saint." We obviously know he has not been canonized yet, but is it right for this teacher to say such a thing? If I am not mistaken, your confirmation name can be a Blessed if you choose. Can someone here confirm this for me? Also is there an official document that confirms or denies this? Thanks so much!


#2

The following link should answer your question about Confirmation saints. If you have any further questions, please contact Catholic Answers directly.

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